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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

Title:
[Portrait of Alton Ochsner]
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Description:
The inscription reads, "To Michael DeBakey--a sincere appreciation of his industry, ability and loyalty. Alton Ochsner."
Dr. Alton Ochsner was born in 1896 in Kimball, South Dakota. He matriculated at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He quickly became a prominent surgeon and, in 1926, was recruited to become the Chairman of Surgery at Tulane University from his post as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. At Tulane, Ochsner taught more than 3,000 medical students, including Michael E. DeBakey. With DeBakey, he conducted groundbreaking research that linked tobacco with lung cancer. This was the start of Ochsner's anti-smoking crusade, which he maintained throughout his lifetime in spite of harsh criticism. At the time of his retirement in 1967 at the age of 70, Ochsner had performed an estimated 20,000 surgeries and cofounded the Ochsner Medical Institutions, which included a hospital, a clinic, and a research center. Ochsner died in 1981.
In a 1935 letter to his father, DeBakey wrote that Dr. Ochsner had nominated him for admittance into Sigma Xi, an honorary scientific fraternity, and had secured a place for DeBakey at Dr. Leriche's clinic and would "get me one of the best places in Germany." He went on to say that Dr. Ochsner "wants me to get all this training so that I will be better equipped and will be of greater value to him. He has some very big plans for me when I get back."
Number of Image Pages:
1 (266,775 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1930s
Creator:
Unknown
Rights:
Courtesy of Katrin DeBakey.
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Exhibit Category:
From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Michael E. DeBakey to his father, Shaker (April 29, 1935) pdf (2,180,573 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (September 11, 1935) pdf (3,777,553 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (October 17, 1935) pdf (3,719,996 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (November 16, 1935) pdf (4,081,500 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (December 3, 1935) pdf (2,229,779 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (December 30, 1935) pdf (2,381,647 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (February 11, 1936) pdf (3,262,600 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (March 3, 1936) pdf (1,898,262 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (April 2, 1936) pdf (2,205,163 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (April 20, 1936) pdf (947,092 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (June 17, 1936) pdf (1,777,693 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey (July 27, 1936) pdf (2,248,100 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Pleuropulmonary Complications of Amebiasis (February 1936) pdf (2,095,581 Bytes) ocr (82,788 Bytes)
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Metadata Record The Surgical Treatment of Coronary Disease (March 1938) pdf (779,258 Bytes) ocr (38,831 Bytes)
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Box Number:
28
Unique Identifier:
FJBBCN
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
SubSeries: Professional Photographs, 1917-2007
SubSubSeries: Prominent Personages
Folder: Celebrities and Prominent People (BW), [1930s?], 1951-1990
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2015-01-12
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